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That’s How I Knoll

That’s How I Knoll

It might be the most controversial debate among Metal Model Builders. To knoll or not to knoll. Well, assuming you know what knolling is. And I only learned the term from watching Adam Savage’s Tested show on YouTube. Knolling is the act of sorting and arranging parts of an assembly before beginning said assembly. I […]

What About Other Brands?

What About Other Brands?

When it comes to metal model brands, I started with Metal Earth. If you’ve found this blog, it’s likely that you did as well. But what about the other brands that are out there? What about the sub-brands? And international brands? Knock-offs? Quality? This post is going to be my attempt to answer some of […]

When Things Go Wrong?

When Things Go Wrong?

I never make the same mistake twice. I usually do it at least a dozen times. And that’s the reality of building Metal Earth models: mistakes happen. There are very few of my builds that went without a hitch. I bet I could count them on two hands, and that’s considering I’ve build over 250. […]

How Do I Read the Instructions?

How Do I Read the Instructions?

This is probably going to be the shortest of the Getting Started posts, because the Metal Earth instructions are fairly self-explanatory. And, in my opinion, they are the best instructions you’ll see in the metal model hobby. But I felt that this would be a good thing to include for people that are just starting […]

Where Should I Start?

Where Should I Start?

It’s not uncommon for people to tell me that they like the idea of Metal Earth models, but they are intimidated by how difficult they look. I’ve also had several people ask me what are some good, easy models to start with. And I’m never prepared with a good answer other than “the Bird House […]

What Tools Do I Need?

What Tools Do I Need?

First off, don’t freak out about that photo above. There are a lot of tools in it, but you don’t need all of them, or most of them, really. I’ve been building for a while, and I’ve gathered up quite a collection of tools, some of which are rather specialized. And while I disagree, ever […]

Why Metal Earth?

Why Metal Earth?

I have now been building Metal Earth models for over two years, and I’m currently working on my 250th build. I think it’s safe to say that I’m sold on the hobby, if not a little (okay, a lot) obsessed. But why? How It All Began The first time I saw a Metal Earth model […]